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CRCC, as it's designated by the Missouri Department of Corrections, is a modern level-5 institution — maximum security. Your living quarters consists of an 11'x7' concrete cell with a solid steel door. You must share this tiny space with another inmate. The cells contain only the bare minimum of accommodation: a pair of narrow bunks, a seatless toilet, a small porcelain sink, a metal desk, and a shelf just deep enough to hold a 13" television. On average, you will spend up to twenty-two hours a day under lockdown. It has been compared to being locked in a bathroom… for years.
If you are fortunate you will have a job, which likely won't pay anything but will at least get you out and about. There are no educational classes, no vocational programs of any kind. By policy, hobbycrafts and most art projects are not allowed. You are expected to remain in your cell, sleeping, reading, or watching television — and that's it. Crossroads is, for all intents and purposes, a warehouse for people. Byron Case has been kept here since July of 2002. For an intimate depiction of Byron's life there, visit his blog, The Pariah’s Syntax.
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